Posted in music | pictures on April 18, 2011

photos by David Andrako

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"While it was kind of a running joke that the gnarled dance-punk band was one of the biggest reunions at this year's Coachella (Death From Above 2005 jokes abounded), the band reasserted what made them such a strange and compelling commodity in the first place.

Lacerating bass, Grainger's falsetto wails and a relentless rhythmic urgency both hearkened back to the mid-'00 dance punk craze, yet reminded the audience that their palpable violence set them apart from their more trend-minded peers.

"Romantic Rights" and "Blood on Our Hands" rode slithery, distortion-tangled bass lines over the kind of four-on-the-floor that bassist Jesse F. Keeler would explore more thoroughly in his disco aegis MSTRKRFT.The audience seemed simultaneously enthralled and a bit confused."
[LA Times]

Death From Above 1979's performance on Sunday was the second time the reunited band graced a public stage since announcing their return. The first was a semi-surprise appearance at this year's SXSW at March that got much more attention than anyone even anticipated due to a bit of violence that made the late night news. In May the band does it again at Sasquach.

Coachella 2011 concluded on Sunday with a big headlining set by Kanye West. I already posted some pictures from that one, but a more proper set is also in this post which also includes our full set of pictures from the California festival's final day (day one pics HERE, day two HERE).

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon who played Friday night with Gayngs, made two guest appearances on Sunday, first with the National earlier in the day and then with Kanye West during one of the most high profile sets of the weekend.

The other big set of Sunday was by the Strokes who weren't afraid to play the hits. Their full setlist is below.

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PJ Harvey (who arrives in NYC this week) played her headlining set on the "Outdoor Theatre." It overlapped with both The Strokes and Kanye...

"Backed by a nimble three piece band, Harvey, with the Strokes audible from the nearby main stage during the silences between songs, delivered the most emotionally intense performance I witnessed at this year's Coachella, singing songs of violence, war, love and lust (mostly from her harrowing new Let England Shake), before a crowd of rabid supporters...." [SPIN]
a rabid supporter... (this pic not by David Andrako)...PJ

More pictures from Sunday, below...

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More Kanye pics and his full setlist is HERE.

The Strokes Concert at Coachella Festival, Indio, CA, USA
Setlist on April 17, 2011

I Can't Win
Hard To Explain
Under Cover of Darkness
New York City Cops
Games
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The Modern Age
You Only Live Once
Taken for a Fool
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Comments (40)

David Andrako is a hell of a photographer.
Seriously, this is amazing stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 1:56 PM

yeah, now these are photos.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 2:02 PM

I'd like to see the 3-day summary of NSFW pics. TIA!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 2:02 PM

back in black by the strokes? huh?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 2:06 PM

great another 10 crappy shots of KW and not a single good shot of PJ. Stop hyping dancers and musicians without instruments. Leave that to mainstream media.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 2:07 PM

CSS look fun.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 2:09 PM

50,000 people watching kanye and 5000 watching pj....50,000 can't be wrong, right? :I

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 2:13 PM

C'mo Guys you can do it better Why there is not so many pictures of PJ Harvey?

Posted by Kazukovox | April 18, 2011 2:18 PM

I like Kayne's amazing technicolor dreamcoat.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 2:20 PM

As a lifetime of listening to hip-hop, I really don't see anything redeeming about Kanye. His lyrics are weak and don't say much, his beats could be made with any 15 year old with an akai mpc, his entire aesthetic is basically bottle service chelsea club nonsense.
In time, he will fade away and not hold up to the quality of good hip hop such as Nas, Wu-Tang, and countless others.
Just because he is drawing big crowds doesn't really mean much. Milli-Vanilli sold out festivals in 1989 too.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 2:22 PM

All of the chickpeas, baby
Gettin spread across pita breads
All of the chickpeas, baby
Feeding the hipster hummus heads
All of the chickpeas (wowowowwwooo)(wowowowwwoooo)

If you want it you'll eat hummus for the rest of your liiiiiiife......
Can you feel that it's a chickpea gettin spread with a knifffee.....

Somethings wrong
I hold my head
Hummus w/chickpeas
On pita bread

I ate a laffa, that chewy bread
Baked in taboons, by towel heads
I'm eatin hummus, without silverware
you fancy huh? but I don't care
To my suprise, Sabra supplyin me
Hummus 4 life cause they saw it on my twitter feed.

Hummus 4 life
Chickpeas, mo leeks, soy freaks
goy sheiks, twin peaks
Hummus 4 life Hummus 4 life
Laffa bread, pita bread
Quinoa fed, hummus head
Every night
(Hummus 4 life)

Put out the platter there baby
Extra pickles for all you hebrews
Where the marror at baby,
Matzah time with hummus eatin jews.

Where's the order?
hungry kids in the four door
Moshe, Channa, Schlomo got dibs on shakshouka in that order
Hummus nation
We met at Russ and daughters
Told them 3 pounds of lox
I hope they give me bonus
I ate the egg
I ate gifilte
Washed in a basin
I cleansed with maim
Just eight more days
My hummus steez, and then I'll get to stuff my face with balls of chickpea

Hummus 4 life

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 2:23 PM

Wow, this guy actually took the time to type that all up.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 2:34 PM

I really liked last year's photo coverage.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 2:50 PM

there are myriad losers around these parts, not really shocking at all

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 2:51 PM

Its really disappointing how there are SO MANY photos of Kanye. Give me a break. I would have watched PJ in a second. To the person who said '50,000 can't be wrong', yeah so we should just accept what the masses like, right?

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 18, 2011 2:53 PM

OFF!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 2:57 PM

Fuck hummus. Where's the beef?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 3:26 PM

@15:26

Why don't you go ask Martha Washington?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 3:35 PM

WHEN WILL KANYE DO A FULL TOUR?!??

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 3:40 PM

WHEN WILL KANYE RESPECT THE CHICKPEA?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 4:25 PM

Conway West is for lamestreamrs (HRO comment X-over y'all).

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 4:30 PM

Next time I play a show at Union Pool, Im having a fire truck with a crane carry me over the fence into the back lot as my grand entrance.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 4:35 PM

Julian Casablancas was clearly wasted. I guess once you're a millionaire headling the biggest festival in the USA, who gives a fuck right?

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 4:45 PM

Kayne at Coachella? I'm shocked he'd play after his outburst at Bonnaroo a few years back.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 5:03 PM

dfa was better 5 years ago (or whenever i saw them last time).

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 5:04 PM

welcome to coachella out in the street they call it RAPE
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music2/mandown.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 5:14 PM

welcome to coachella out in the street they call it RAPE
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music2/mandown.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 5:15 PM

Welcome to Mamouns, out in the street they call it THE FINEST EATERY KNOWN TO MAN.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 5:35 PM

and no Suede coverage at all? Don't get it.

Posted by fifi | April 18, 2011 5:48 PM

@2:13 PM

PJ only shared a couple of minutes with Kanye. A bunch of us were watching Leftfield.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 7:03 PM

SLAYER!!!!!

Posted by Jerry | April 18, 2011 7:14 PM

man these hummus jokes will never get old

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 9:49 PM

man these hummus jokes will never get old

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 9:52 PM

Julian has been wasted at every show since before Is This It came out...... What do you expect you ass clown.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 11:36 PM

OH!so, Kanye West is black?!

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 3:10 AM

so wait - did lcd end up joining arcade fire on stage for a song or two?

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 8:14 AM

ah ya this festival sucked

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 8:59 AM

"Julian Casablancas was clearly wasted. I guess once you're a millionaire headling the biggest festival in the USA, who gives a fuck right?"

I don't think he even drinks anymore. I actually would prefer if he was wasted.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 10:45 AM

Damn so that dude from Twin Shadow is the same guy from those Metro PCS commercials sweet! I love the new phone smell!

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 11:43 AM

love the hummus for life track!

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 3:18 PM

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